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  1. 3 points
    I was just in Spring Hill on Tuesday, that's where I found one of those penny pouches. They had a lot of stuff at that time but it was still busier than usual, especially during the middle of the day. It's about an hour and a few minutes North of Tampa. Keep in mind that most people in Florida are used to our Summer storms and the hurricanes/tropical storms/tropical depressions...so we buy lights and generally have some canned goods from the last storm prep. I have a LOT of lights, I just posted the Milwaukee lights but I have emergency lights and a ton of flash lights. I purchased the Milwaukee fan partly because it would be nice when working outside but mostly because of storms. Most people don't realize in Florida, we get several non-named day-storms a Summer that have 5+ inches of rain and gusts over 80mph...that's just normal. On those days, I still go to work, school is still in session...three hours without power is not unlikely. Non-named storm last year we had catfish swimming on sidewalks. We're pretty much all prepared more than people seem to think, it just comes with living here. Now 80+mph gusts are not sustained winds and sadly we're going to be on the bad side of the storm (Tornados) but don't worry too much, our homes are built stronger and our roofs are tied down...they check the tie-downs once every 5 years or so with professional inspections. It's not going to be fun but outside of the coastal places, it shouldn't be too bad. I like being home during storms because I can help neighbors or help my home if something starts to break. If I leave then I'm still going to have to clean up the mess and I lose the opportunity to move valuables if a room is breached.
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    I went into HD twice this week and everyone was buying up all the Ryobi and Ridgid drills and impact drivers along with their plywood. They also bought all the fans, I did want to get a second Milwaukee fan. All I needed was some plywood to prepare the house but I didn't board up, even though it's projected to hit Tampa directly, I don't think it was necessary. Honestly, the only reason I went to HD was to look for some penny deals and the Milwaukee fan.
  4. 2 points
    Here's my solution to organizing the accessories: Since I don't have a second battery, I made a custom fitted Fimo clay block for that space to hold the accessories. Crude but functional.
  5. 2 points
    Thanks was going to quit and go run remodels again, but they offered to match the wage of the new job so instead of a $2 an hour raise I told them $6 and they said yes Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
  6. 2 points
    I don't see what that has to do with anything. I've been on this forum contributing and expressing my opinions long before I started getting sent free tools. BTW, I may not have to buy them, but are they actually free when you have to put 6 hours into a review for them? I take a day off each week from my normal job to review tools, and often make less money on the tool day. One of the main reasons I review tool (apart from a love of them) is because I enjoy helping people understand them, and make informed choices (or just decide on a favorite). So yes, I will always be for forcing manufacturers to advertise their products accurately and in line with the rest of the industry. When you buy 5 quarts of oil (or Litres here), you expect 5 quarts don't you? I know I do. I'd be pissed if Castrol and Mobil decided to start selling 4.2 quarts of oil as 5 quarts...
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    This made me laugh more than it should have! Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
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    Hello! Im a new guy on this forum, been lurking and just reading for a while though. Im about to hit 30 next year, and Ive been working in construction/renovation for about two years now. This year i made a deal with my employer that Id start providing my own tools (he compensates for that), which sparked my interest into tools really. Because Im kinda new to the trade and I dont have any formal education for it, im mostly doing demolition and other simple things, like putting up drywall. Im going to widen my tool collection as I get to learn to do new things, and need them. As they say (atleast in here) the only thing that cant be teached at the job site, is motivation.
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    Ends up my brother lives in Spring Hill Brian. He was pretty laid back about the storm too, though he didn't jam over to HD 😕
  10. 1 point
    Classic !! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. 1 point
    Efficiency in this case is on Dewalts side,,,first I am a fan ,heavily invested , but have all brands...I'm dropping a "g" on Bosch 12v line up, my friend has them and Damn they're small and powerful and unbelievabe quality(the new 12v planer and router sold me on them) and the Makita rear handle is Not as powerful as the reg ...flex circ saw,. Check out you tube,,,,also runtime is great but if the tool won't do the task at hand who cares how long it runs.......check out Dewalts ads,,,you will see the same claim your spouting from Milwaukee. But proven wrong, the flex 9/3ah on the 60/54 v tool ,out cuts all competitors...a powerful efficient motor takes less ,energy, to make the same cut as a inferior motor burning up the "gas" to make the same cut... . ....I run two crews, one uses Makita everything, corded and cordless if Makita makes it ,they have it,. We use all Dewalt, I see it everyday,. ,,had the same debate with Bremon...Makita came in third ..in many tests......it's a great brand, great tools, I think the batteries suck,but do charge fast.......I'm not bashing Makita, it's great if your in, you can't go wrong with that company... . ...I like the direction Dewalt is taking as far as power, wish they had more 60v/120v tools,,but I'm sure they'll come...I love all Dewalt batteries, they last forever and take a beating,even the "XRP" are great..... . .....Makita makes all other companies bring their "A" game , they are very innovative...and First on many tools...I liking them to Dodge...dodge changed the truck world with their new hood and high wheel wells...,the minivan...muscle cars...a very innovative company, but not the best of the big three......I'd say your a ...fanboy of Makita ?
  12. 1 point
    A little past due. Less than a year old. New ones were $100 off and trying to get them warrantied isn't worth my time.
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    Yeah. BWP150. Mac has had a bunch of different impact wrenches and ratchets that run off DeWalt 20v batteries and some on 12v DeWalt batteries. Just red DeWalt tools. I have Mac boots on my impact and batteries because DeWalt doesn't make them. Who knows if more tools will migrate over as I wouldn't think they would want to compete with their own automotive line. Then again it does send a lot of people away from DeWalt to their competitors. So yeah if you really want a "full" line of 20v and 12v ratchets and impacts to work with your DeWalt platform you've been able to buy them through Mac for a while. Almost bought the 12v ratchet a while ago but cordless ratchets aren't really my cup of tea lately.
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    Just got a $6 an hour raise so I thought I would treat myself Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
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    Picked this up the other day at HD, couldn't pass it up for that price! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    I hope everyone gets through this without injury! Scary stuff. Stay safe! Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
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    I was just thinking about how much better prepared serious tool owners are than average people. The area I live in will likely be hit but probably not as hard as further south. Still, I have cordless fans to create some air flow, and a slew of lights and phone charging options. Left the USB charger at work, but I have 2 Bluetooth speakers and 3 ToughSystem radios to keep the phone charged. Anyway, I'm about to head out to refill my two 5-gallon water bottles, and may pick up a couple more Ridgid batteries for the fans. Depending on reports I may acquire a box or two of MREs this weekend as well. Like I said, it shouldn't be too bad here on the Georgia/Alabama border, but you never know... Here's to hoping that Irma is much ado about nothing.
  18. 1 point
    Good luck guys! We will be thinking of you.
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    Automatic welding helmet. An unknown Chinese helmet from eBay. I bought it because of the cheap price ($120 AUD) and large viewing area. It's supposed to have a "true colour" lens but I wouldn't be able to tell having never used many helmets. Much better than my flip down helmet!
  20. 1 point
    I took that full page ad and made it better !! Added Makita X2. Whipping both flexvolt and milwaukee !!
  21. 1 point
    It's. Here. Finally !!!! Man I wanted a compact 20v chain saw from Dewalt.......
  22. 1 point
    I know we have some people on various social media properties doing tool reviews and giveaways. This is from the FTC as a guideline to keep you clean from possible legal or just ethical issues. https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/ftcs-endorsement-guides-what-people-are-asking
  23. 1 point
    My new ride against the radiant Northwest sun. Toolboxes are a week or two out.
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    Better then what could have came up lol.. it could have went a couple different ways on that Google search